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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
Book Image

Architecting the Industrial Internet

By: Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano

Overview of this book

The Industrial Internet or the IIoT has gained a lot of traction. Many leading companies are driving this revolution by connecting smart edge devices to cloud-based analysis platforms and solving their business challenges in new ways. To ensure a smooth integration of such machines and devices, sound architecture strategies based on accepted principles, best practices, and lessons learned must be applied. This book begins by providing a bird's eye view of what the IIoT is and how the industrial revolution has evolved into embracing this technology. It then describes architectural approaches for success, gathering business requirements, and mapping requirements into functional solutions. In a later chapter, many other potential use cases are introduced including those in manufacturing and specific examples in predictive maintenance, asset tracking and handling, and environmental impact and abatement. The book concludes by exploring evolving technologies that will impact IIoT architecture in the future and discusses possible societal implications of the Industrial Internet and perceptions regarding these projects. By the end of this book, you will be better equipped to embrace the benefits of the burgeoning IIoT.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Industry compliance certifications

In addition to the standards and compliance types we have outlined previously, some industry-oriented standards and certifications exist. In this section, we will focus on biomedical and healthcare rules and certifications along with those present in the financial community.

Biomedical devices are frequently deployed as part of IIoT footprints. Device makers that seek certification from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must demonstrate adherence to FDA standards. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21, part 11 sets the rules for technology systems that manage data used by organizations under FDA oversight, including the devices and systems that govern GxP processes such as the following ones:

  • Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

The best practices defined in this CFR include the following:

  • Standard operating procedures and controls that support electronic records and signatures
  • Computer...